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Image:Abreadout.jpg|The initial sensor readings the recon Viper gets regarding the A-B Raider.
Image:Abreadout.jpg|The initial sensor readings the recon Viper gets regarding the A-B Raider.
Image:Warbook.jpg|The A-B Raider as displayed in the [[Warbook]].
Image:Warbook.jpg|The A-B Raider as displayed in the [[Warbook]].
Image:Humanoidscan.jpg|A close scan of the A-B Raider displaying a humanoid Cylon.
Image:RaiderSchematics.jpg|A Raider schematic displayed by a scanner onboard ''Galactica'' ([[Saga of a Star World]]).
Image:RaiderSchematics.jpg|A Raider schematic displayed by a scanner onboard ''Galactica'' ([[Saga of a Star World]]).

Revision as of 20:25, 3 December 2006

This article is about the Original Series raider. For other versions, see Cylon Raider.

Cylon Raider
Cylon Raider
Race: Cylon
Type: Military
Crew: 3 Cylons
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Role: Space superiority fighter
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Additional Information
Cylon Raider in the separate continuity
Cylon Raider in the primary continuity

The Raider is the primary fighter attack craft of the Cylons. Raiders are typically flown with a crew of three centurions. Two centurions sit up front at the controls, while the third centurion sits on a raised chair behind the others to command and coordinate (The Hand of God).

It is armed with two forward-firing laser cannons and can carry bombs in bays within the wings and on racks mounted beneath the wings (Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II). Oval in shape, the piloted Raider has two sublight engines for propulsion. The vehicle is both space and atmosphere-capable (The Long Patrol).

On extended missions, Raiders have been known to be accompanied by fuel tanker tenders. This allows wings of Raiders to cross large areas of space (relatively speaking) at sublight speeds without the aid of a Basestar. This tactic is normally used on sneak attack missions, allowing Raider wings to slip past enemy defences undetected, whereas a Basestar would easily be spotted by enemy scanners (Saga of a Star World).

A typical Raider crew (Saga of a Star World).

Despite their larger crew and greater potential for firepower, the Raider often finds itself outmatched by the Colonial Viper. This may be in part to the greater maneuverability of the Viper, and the skill of the Colonial Warriors that fly them. Apollo seems confident in his ability to defeat Raiders if they possess any fewer than 10 to 1 in numbers (Saga of a Star World).


Advanced A-B Raider

A Viper collides into the A-B Raider. Note the A-B Raider's size compared to the Viper.

The massive A-B Raider is an advanced form of Raider. It has a crew of five, consisting of two Cylon Androids (Andromus and Andromidus) and three Centurions. Its offensive and defensive capabilities are unknown.

In the only recorded encounter, Captain Kanon and Lieutenant Britton discover the A-B Raider while on recon duty in a two-seat version Colonial Viper. Unable to damage it with the Viper's conventional weapons, Kanon rams the A-B Raider, crippling both craft. The A-B Raider's trajectory causes it to crash on the surface of Earth, destroying all its occupants except its Commander, Andromus, and one of the Centurion pilots. While Lietenant Britton is injured in the collision, the Viper manages to limp back to Galactica to report their findings on this new threat and the fact that the Cylons had landed (The Night the Cylons Landed).

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